Photographs of the Great Depression: Looking back | The Economist

THE iconic images of the Great Depression are those taken by the photographers of the Farm Security Administration FSA. As the FSA worked to improve standards for agriculture workers as part of the New Deal, their photographers documented the challenges of rural life in the Dust Bowl. These photographs have occupied a significant position in Americas public consciousness since they first began appearing in print in the 1930s. But as America struggles to deal with the double whammy of an ongoing economic crisis and its worst drought in 50 years, the photographs are finding a new contemporary resonance.

via Photographs of the Great Depression: Looking back | The Economist.

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